J Krishnamurti daily quote on ‘You and nothingness are one’

25th Jan 2019
Dear Kalyanamittas,
Below is a very beautiful and profound daily quote by J Krishnamurti on ‘You and nothingness are one’ for sharing by all.
‘You and nothingness are one’

You are nothing. You may have your name and   title,  your property and bank account, you may have power  and be famous; but in spite of all these safeguards, you are as nothing. You may be totally unaware of this  emptiness, this nothingness, or you may simply not want to be aware of it; but it is there, do what you will to avoid it. You may try to escape from it in   devious ways,  through personal or collective violence, through individual or collective worship,  through   knowledge or amusement; but whether you are asleep or awake, it is always there. You can come upon your relationship to this nothingness and its fear only by being choicelessly aware of the escapes. You are not related to it as a separate, individual entity; you are  not   the observer watching it; without youthe thinker, the observer, it is not. You and nothingness are one; you  and nothingness are a joint phenomenonnot two separate processes. If you, the thinker, are afraid of it and approach it as something contrary and   opposed   to you, then any action you may take towards it must inevitably lead to illusion and so to further conflict and   misery. When there is the discovery, the experiencing  of that nothingness as you, then fear—which exists only when the thinker is separate from his thoughts and so tries to establish a relationship with them—completely drops away.

Bye! and with metta always,

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